DOVER, Del. – The USDA-NASS, Northeastern Region has released the crop production forecast for October, according to Shareefah Williams, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Delaware Field Office. The latest survey, which was conducted during the last week of September and the first week of October, included the following commodities:
Corn production is forecast at 28.9 million bushels, up 3% from 2020. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 170.0 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from the 2020 average. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 170 thousand acres, down 6 thousand acres from 2020.
Soybean production is forecast at 7.50 million bushels, up 3% from last year. Based on October 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 49.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from last year. Area for harvest is forecast at 153 thousand acres, up 5 thousand acres from 2020.
Production forecasts are released on a monthly basis and do not reflect final production estimates. The next production forecast will be issued November 9, 2021.
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